Vans Unisex Checkerboard Slip-On Black/Off White
THE SIZES SHOWN ARE MENS SIZES. FOR YOUR WOMENS SIZE, ADD 1.5.
EXAMPLE, SIZE 6 IS REALLY A WOMENS 7.5
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Originally known as ”Style #98,” the shoe that was later to be dubbed as the internationally recognized Vans Classic Slip-On quickly found its feet firmly planted in the Southern Californian budding skate and BMX scene of the late ’70s. Today the Slip-On continues to reign as the brands most iconic silhouette. What we’re aiming to explore is whether this simple yet epochal silhouette to the brand — which obviously stood the test of time to today — can continue as an inspiration for the future.
The style was introduced in 1977 and quickly became the solution to the culture’s insistence for something to wear without fuss, yet hold up to the battering and abuse dealt by the nature of extreme sports. It was a no-brainer for skaters and riders to look towards Vans as the answer to their problem, all in thanks to its then decade worth of experience and respect in producing arguably the world’s best all-around extreme sports footwear products. The company was not without other silhouettes that resonated strongly throughout the skate and BMX scene. A year prior to the Slip-On there was Style #95, or as you know it today, the “Era.” More notably, there was Style #44: the “Authentic,” Vans’ original hallmark offering that cemented its name on to boards and bike peddles all across the West Coast, then the world over.